Tinubu was said to be playing football with other members of the State Executive Council after the end of the second day of the ongoing Retreat for Permanent Secretaries, directors and executives members late Thursday in Epe when he slumped and died.
The Lagos State Government has narrated how the Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Commerce and Industry, Deji Tinubu died.
This is even as Governor Ambode and other members of the cabinet are still in shock over the sad demise of Tinubu.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan, in a statement on Friday morning said the late soccer fan slumped while playing five aside match with fellow participants at the ongoing retreat of members of the state executive council and permanent secretaries at the Jubilee Chalets, Epe.
He said doctors and nurses rushed to give him first aid and he was immediately taken to the General Hospital, Epe where he was confirmed dead.
“We are still in shock. All of us at the State Executive Council are in disbelief. He was a good and committed patriot who brought his passion to his job. He was a gentleman who maintained excellent team spirit. We shall miss him,” he said.
He said the state government has reached out to his immediate family to commiserate on this huge loss to the family and the citizens of Lagos State.
The commissioner said an autopsy was expected to be carried out while burial arrangements would be announced by the family.
The late Deji Tinubu was the son of late Kafaru Tinubu, one of Nigeria’s foremost police officers. He is survived by an aged mother, Bintu Tinubu and wife, Yemisi.
Tinubu was sworn in as Special Adviser on Sports and Chairman of the State’s Sports Commission on October 19, 2015.
He was recently moved to take up his new portfolio.
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